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    New to TESL; Need some advice... (views: 2210)

    - Online - Thu, 22 May 2008 Posted by Michael Noto

    Greetings everyone. Recently I landed a job interview with Amity Schools (Japan), and as the date approaches my nerves are wearing thin. I am expected to create a 30-minute lesson plan which I must submit; five minutes of which I must demonstrate before other applicants. As someone with zero teaching experience, I have no idea where to begin. Even after extensive research into TESL on this and many other web sites, I still find myself with many q....

    Testing TEFL (views: 2297)

    - Online - Thu, 01 May 2008 Posted by Mircea

    I'm looking for a straight answer to a very simple question: Where can I take the TEFL test WITHOUT the weeks of instruction and receive a certificate? If that isn't possible, how does one obtain a TEFL certificate without wasting time on the classroom instruction? In the alternative, is there a 1 or 2 week course that costs less than $500 and is offered more than twice per year? I spent a semester student teaching at an inner city middle school,....

    Re: Testing TEFL (views: 2481)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 14 Jul 2008
    Posted by eigoman

    The only TEFL test I am aware of is the Cambridge TKT. You can find out more about it by clicking the link below. www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/teaching-awards/tkt.html This is just my opinion but I highly doubt many employers will consider a result on the TKT as the equivalent of a reputable TESOL certificate. ....

    can somebody help me to know what course best suits me (views: 2319)

    - Online - Wed, 23 Apr 2008 Posted by MERAJ

    Hi, I am from India and I would like to take up a TEFL Course and have a serious career in teaching. What I am not sure of is if I am eligible for a TEFL/TESOL course as English is my second language. If I am, then what school should I go for and in what region. Should I take up a course in the same country or region where I want to work after completing the course or I can do it from any country and then choose a different country to work in? I ....

    Re: can somebody help me to know what course best suits me (views: 2238)

    Online (Online) - Fri, 12 Sep 2008
    Posted by Danilo

    hi....I from in philippines. I'm high school graduating in public school in manila, i don't know what is a best course that i will going to taken in college, because i can't find a course that blending in my experience and my leisure life. but, when i was in elementary i always thinking my future in college life. I have so many idea but i think thats only a an idea that never come real. If there was a person who can help in my problem, just send ....

    job openings for English teachers (views: 2215)

    - Online - Tue, 22 Apr 2008 Posted by Mike Wu

    Teaching English jobs are open in all the big cities in China. Great pay and excellent benefits. · Free apartment · Holidays · Paid travels Requirement: · Must be native English speaker · From America, Europe, or Australia · Teaching degree or TESL certificate is a great plus Our jobs will not only offer you great benefits, but also the chance to experiment a 5000 years old civilization and fast growing society. Please respond to mikewumike....

    TEFL Course with Job Guarantee in Prague, Czech Republic! (views: 2391)

    - Online - Fri, 11 Apr 2008 Posted by Caledonian School

    TEFL Course with Job Guarantee in Prague, Czech Republic! TEFL course in Prague, Czech Republic! Guaranteed TEFL jobs in Prague and other locations in the Czech Republic! Caledonian School offers the International TEFL program certificate course in Prague for those individuals who are looking for an initial 4-week qualification to teach ESL. • JOB GUARANTEE IN OUR SCHOOL • EUROPE’S ONLY ‘TEACH-WHERE-YOU-TRAIN’ LANGUAGE SCHOOL • IN COO....

    May 2008; teach in Japan (views: 2262)

    - Online - Mon, 24 Mar 2008 Posted by Chris

    Teach English to kids 4 to 12 years of age. Start May 4th 2008. Full time. Double teaching with a Japanese teacher. Applicants must be Native English speakers with a drivers license and tons of energy!!!. A college degree is preferred but no teaching experience is necessary. Furnished accommodation provided (rent 50 000 yen per month, utilities, internet separate). At least 16 paid holidays per year as well as most Public holidays, Saturdays and ....

    English teachers needed for China (views: 2221)

    - Online - Sun, 23 Mar 2008 Posted by Mike

    We have ESL job openings in the big cities of China, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, ShengZhen, etc. If you are a native English speaking teacher and would like to teach English in the universities, colleges, elementary schools or companies in China, please contact us. · Start: Spring, Summer, Winter 2008 · Salary: will be informed in person · Free apartment: 1 bedroom,a bathroom, a kichen room and a living room, well furnished with (TV set, VCD ....

    Would any teacher help me? (views: 2276)

    - Online - Fri, 07 Mar 2008 Posted by Michelle

    Hello, I'm considering teaching ESL after I graduate, and so I chose it to be the topic of my research paper on a specific vocation. However, I need to have at least two people complete a questionnaire. Would any of you teachers be willing to help me out and let me add this in to my paper? What is your name? What school are you currently teaching at? How many years have you been teaching and where have you taught? What certificates or degrees do ....

    Re: Would any teacher help me? (views: 2123)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 10 Mar 2008
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    Happy to help out... What is your name? Guy Courchesne What school are you currently teaching at? Teachers Latin America How many years have you been teaching and where have you taught? 7, and all over Mexico. What certificates or degrees do you have? Degree in Journalism, certificate in TEFL, various workshops in TEFL What would you say is an average salary to expect in your area, and is it enough to live comfortably with? $1000 to $2000 usd, ve....

    Which course?? Someone help. (views: 2179)

    - Online - Mon, 25 Feb 2008 Posted by Alison

    Hey. Maybe some of you could help me. I am trrying to research TESL training courses but I don't understand. I would like to take a 6 month or 2 year course, residential. But i can only find 4 week courses. Is that the only kind that exists? What if I wanted a diploma in TEFL ? I don' want to do online courses, and I don't care about job placements. I want a real degree in TESL. Does that exist? If anyone has any information, please relpy! Thanks....

    Re: Which course?? Someone help. (views: 2194)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 25 Mar 2008
    Posted by eigoman

    Where are you from, where do you want to teach (type of school and destination country)? TESOL certificates vary in recognition value. There really is no such thing as a "real" certificate. The CELTA is generally a good bet, but not if you want to teach children and particularly if you want to work in a public school system in an English-speaking country. A bit more information would help in suggesting some possibilities. ....

    Extra income for TEFL teachers and school owners (views: 2240)

    - Online - Mon, 25 Feb 2008 Posted by Jun Valasek

    For School Owners, Administrators, and Teachers - make EN101 as part of your students' learning aid and earn unlimited income. You have green market and there is no reason for you to ignore this offer. Having an average earning of $50 per software you sell is not a joke after all and its definitely a real deal, especially if your English School have hundreds of enrollees. For Students - EN101 software is the latest technology in language interact....

    E2 Visa Process and Background Check Video on Youtube (views: 2514)

    - Online - Sat, 23 Feb 2008 Posted by Jason C

    Think it would be nice to sit down with someone for 15 minutes who can explain the E2 visa process to you in detail, in English? Well, that's not likely to happen, but hopefully this is a close second. Here is a 2-part video I posted on Youtube to help answer questions about what you need, where to get it, where to send it, and what it looks like. It lasts about 15 minutes and the hope is at the end of watching it, you'll feel comfortable moving ....

    International jobs and internships (views: 2269)

    - Online - Sun, 03 Feb 2008 Posted by Olivia

    Hi, I am French and I wish to work in Australia (job or internship). I found the website [url]www.expat-job.com [/url], intended to international jobs and internships, which has a lot of offers worldwide. But do you know other ways to get a job in Australia as a foreigner? Thanks in advance! ....

    The Best Job in EFL . . . I found it!! (views: 2331)

    - Online - Fri, 28 Dec 2007 Posted by Russ

    I've been working in ESL/EFL since '95 and have worked in such diverse places as Korea and Saudi Arabia from language institutes to universities. However, I always felt a lack of security in these positions. For the last three years, I've been working at DLI in San Antonio, Texas. It's been great!! You want a career? You got it complete with federal retirement benefits. You don't want to work in the states? No, problem. Since I started working th....

    5000 euros for your own start up school italy (views: 2238)

    - Online - Thu, 06 Dec 2007 Posted by ian

    Have you thought of owning your own school? Are you sick of working for someone else. This school can be taken over with in 1 week. You must have a tefl or Celta certificate be an eu resident and like Italy. Small school 2 classrooms and 11 teaching hours a week. all for 5,000 euros! call Ian 0039 0184 231450 for info pack Location sunny coastal town north Italy ....

    Teaching in China...Advice? (views: 2248)

    - Online - Sun, 18 Nov 2007 Posted by Laurence

    Hey all. Im looking to start teaching english in China starting around february 2008. I got a few questions: 1) Which in your experience is the best online Tefl course? I was thinking of doing the i-to-i one, I doubt ill really have time to do a non online course, and I get the impression this will be ok as a starting point. 2) What are some of the main clues that someone is trying to screw you over. WHat would you say are the key things to look ....

    Re: Teaching in China...Advice? (views: 2216)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 08 Dec 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Have you considered taking an on-site course with a practice teaching component? In many (too many!) cases, you would be better off giving your money to Amazon.com and purchasing a TEFL how-to book than you would giving it to an online TESOL course. ....

    I'm dying to hear about your teaching experience! (views: 2444)

    - Online - Tue, 30 Oct 2007 Posted by Greg

    Hi! If you have taught abroad somewhere, there are so many people that would benefit from hearing about it! Post on this website: www.OnePen.org and you will be able to help others gather valuable information. Did you love your school? Maybe there were some tips you WISH you would have known before leaving. Either way, OnePen.org is the place to put yourself on the map and let your voice be heard. Cheers, Greg. ....

    Teaching in Mexico City (views: 2311)

    - Online - Sun, 21 Oct 2007 Posted by Martina Hall

    Hello! I am a new teacher, currently teaching in Madrid, Spain. I am a British Citizen but studied in the US. Have got a BA in Communication and a TOEFL certificate that I just did. I want to go to Mexico City to teach in January, does anyone have any tips for me? Anything I should watch out for teaching - wise? Any companies anyone can recommend? I will be very grateful for any advice or experience anyone can give me! I have a friend there, so a....

    Re: Teaching in Mexico City (views: 2130)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 21 Oct 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Guy Courchesne stops by this forum from time to time and will likely have some advice for you. If you can't wait, look for him and a host of other foreign English teachers with Mexico experience over at Dave's ESL Cafe (the Job Discussion forum). Good luck! ....

    Re: Teaching in Mexico City (views: 2222)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 23 Oct 2007
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    January is a good time to job seek. It's often difficult to pre-arrange a job over the telephone or the internet, so the best thing to do is give yourself two weeks in Mexico City getting a feel for the place and pursuing leads. If you already have a place to stay, all the better. If this is your first time teaching, you'll likely be looking at language school work or teaching English at companies. And get ready for a surprise! This town is fabul....

    Warning! IHS Homeschool in Korea (views: 2445)

    - Online - Wed, 17 Oct 2007 Posted by Ex-IHS Teacher

    I've just come off the worst teaching experience of my career. Two months working for IHS was all I could stand. It was somewhat like being sent back in time to the US South in the 1950s. The school had a triple standard: Korean teachers on one level white American teachers on another nonwhite American teachers on the lowest level. I hadn't experienced such in-your-face racism since I was a kid. The first time I met my supervisor, she gave me the....

    Re: Warning! IHS Homeschool in Korea (views: 2469)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 11 Nov 2007
    Posted by Don

    start by logging on to www.english.molab.go.kr for information on your local labor office. Also look at efl-law for - in mnay cases - step by step instructions. ....

    TESL jobs abroad that change frequently (views: 2128)

    - Online - Tue, 16 Oct 2007 Posted by Tammy

    Hello. I have searched the forum before posting but have not come across an answer to this. Have any of you heard of jobs teaching english, that are temporary assignments, not lasting more than 3 months, for example. But, in different countries every time. I would like to do this, but I want to travel frequently. I saw postings through the Marcus Evans Group (Linguarama), which is the concept I am looking for. They teach businesses in private set....

    Teaching English in Russia as a volunteer (views: 2161)

    - Online - Mon, 15 Oct 2007 Posted by Julia

    Would anybody be interested in having a bit of teaching experience in Izhevsk, Russia, let me know. That would involve teaching English at the English evening courses, up to 15 hours a week and additionally teaching almost any classes (if one feels like doing it) at a regular Junior/Junior High School. Can be anything from PE to Physics... (Done in English or any other major language, just let me know which!) The time one can or wants to start up....

    Re: Teaching English in Russia as a volunteer (views: 2078)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 21 Oct 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Are you working as a volunteer for a school board or some other sponsoring organization? Is that a special visa or simply a tourist one? I'm asking on behalf of anyone else reading this thread; I'm not interested myself (although the idea of teaching in Russia some day sounds good). ....

    Online ESL teaching (views: 2333)

    - Online - Mon, 08 Oct 2007 Posted by aj

    After trying out several web sites that say they specialize in online ESL teaching I found http://www.BookaChat.com This site is fairly new but already I have had a couple of students and the system works pretty well. It uses Skype for communication between students and teachers and if you are online with Skype students can find you through the website and contact you for a lesson. Students can also book you for a lesson at a later time. Best of ....

    Re: Online ESL teaching (views: 2286)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 12 Aug 2008
    Posted by ralph wilsen

    I think this is a disguised ad because tutors sign up with their own email address and are not offered a "bookachat" email address. ....

    ESL jobs in Toronto, Canada (views: 2406)

    - Online - Fri, 28 Sep 2007 Posted by Collin

    Hello, how are you? I'm planning to move to Toronto to look for work in teaching ESL. I'd like to know some info about the good schools to work for, as well as not-so-good ones to avoid. I'm looking for a school with a well established curriculum to follow with materials they provide for you... I'm still learning about teaching ESL so I'm hoping to work in a more structured environment. I was wondering too if it's possible to find work in private....

    Re: ESL jobs in Toronto, Canada (views: 2286)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 29 Sep 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    "I was wondering too if it's possible to find work in private schools without having a TESL Ontario certificate. I've taken an accredited course (with practicum and all that), and I have teaching experience abroad..." You shouldn't have a problem. Most private language schools SHOULD NOT require TESL Ontario-approved certificates. At most (if they are members of CAPLS, for example), they will require TESL Canada-approved or equivalent credentials....

    Re: ESL jobs in Toronto, Canada (views: 2252)

    Online (Online) - Mon, 29 Oct 2007
    Posted by TeachD

    Thanks GoTeacher. I just had my first day of the TEFL course in BC, and the teacher told me that Ontario is special. Pretty disappointed. But at least I can get TESL Canada certification. Do you have any schools that you know of that hire teachers with TESL Canada, overseas experience ( 6 years)? Anything you know would be SO MUCH appreciated! ....

    Re: ESL jobs in Toronto, Canada (views: 2105)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 08 Dec 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Sorry for the delay in replying? How are you making out with your job search? Ontario is "special" in the most euphemistic sense of the word. The are out-of-whack with the rest of the private language school industry in the country. While I am all for comprehensive teacher training and raising the bar when it comes to TESOL certificate benchmarks, TESL Ontario's approach seems exclusive, elitest and counter-productive. ....

    Re: ESL jobs in Toronto, Canada (views: 2381)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 29 Sep 2007
    Posted by Collin

    Hello, thanks so much for your response. I'm still a little unclear though. Actually I don't have any certification at all (for TESL Canada or Ontario). What I do have is a diploma from the school where I studied TESL. I'm now eligible to apply for TESL Canada/Ontario certification (to be a card-carrying member, kind of thing). I could do that but it's a) costly and b) I'll have to wait for a while until the next application. I know government-sp....

    Teaching in Cuba (views: 5806)

    - Online - Wed, 12 Sep 2007 Posted by Guy Courchesne

    Does anyone know of paid teaching opportunities in Cuba, preferably in EFL? ....

    Re: Teaching in Cuba (views: 2221)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 15 Sep 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    I don't know, but someone at UTIC might: http://www.unitedtesol.com They run (or used to run) TESOL courses in Santa Lucia, Cuba. ....

    Thanks to Guy for the plug (views: 2188)

    - Online - Sat, 08 Sep 2007 Posted by TESall.com

    Thanks for the plug, Guy: http://www.teachers-international.com/wordpress/?p=42 ....

    How do I know if i have what it takes? (views: 2116)

    - Online - Wed, 29 Aug 2007 Posted by Matthew

    I've been looking around on this, i want to say this is what i want to do, this is what i want to go to college for, but i want to know, is it for everybody? I would love to seriously be an aid or something to see if it's what i want to do for a living but I'm not sure if the experience is possible, I've already completed a yr of college going for and English major, I had planned on teaching in a class room here in the U.S. but I'm curious if I w....

    Re: How do I know if i have what it takes? (views: 2150)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 02 Sep 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Have you thought about volunteering? You might be able to tutor on campus through an international student center (if your college/university has one) or on your own by placing ads on bulletin boards. Volunteering off campus might be an option as well. Another possibility is online tutoring via Skype or something similar. Do a little research and seek out some opportunities to test drive TESL/TEFL and then decide for yourself if you have what it ....

    stories from teachers - help! (views: 2067)

    - Online - Mon, 27 Aug 2007 Posted by Justin

    hi there! I need some help, please. I run a teach abroad blog for StudentTraveler.com and I need a couple stories from real people who have taught (or are teaching) English abroad. any stories, any locations! please email me at justin@justinwashere.com or post in this forum to share with everyone! just a couple paragraphs about a specific experience or about your overall experience. I'll print your name and if you like, a link to your website. th....

    Re: stories from teachers - help! (views: 2137)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 02 Sep 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    Is Student Traveler increasing its TEFL content? I just finished visiting the website and there seems to be a lot more there then when I last visited. Good to see! ....

    Re: stories from teachers - help! (views: 2215)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 29 Sep 2007
    Posted by eigoman

    More TEFL is a good thing. The new site design is not. ....

    Teaching English in Thailand (views: 1894)

    - Online - Wed, 15 Aug 2007 Posted by TEFL Intercontinental

    TEFL English Teacher Training Academy .........TEFL Intercontinental offers an internationally recognized TEFL Certificate to those who are interested in a teaching position in Pattaya or anywhere in Thailand. You will get paid, get a work permit and get to stay in Thailand Guaranteed Job & Work Permit Live & Work Legally www.teflintercon.com E-mail : info@teflintercon.com Tel : +66(0)86-8415976 ....

    Re: Teaching English in Thailand (views: 2107)

    Online (Online) - Thu, 16 Aug 2007
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    TEFL Intercontinental? In Thailand? That's really close to TEFL International...in the same country and in the name. Is this real? ....

    Playing name games with TESOL training (views: 2337)

    Online (Online) - Sun, 02 Sep 2007
    Posted by GoTeacher

    I don't know anything about this course but your posting got me thinking about the potential for name games in the TESOL training industry. Could a Cambridge, Ontario-based teacher training program not legitimately call itself Cambridge TESOL? I would also imagine Trinity Western University in Canada could get away with issuing a Trinity TESOL certificate without the endorsement of Trinity College in the United Kingdom. ....

    WARNING!! Alifa Sushan English Language Centre, Shenyang, China (views: 2406)

    - Online - Fri, 03 Aug 2007 Posted by Ming The Merciless

    I have just returned home for the first time after 5 years in China. There are some great schools out there, but, sadly, there are of course some terrible ones too. The worst offender that I have come across in my time was [mod edit] of Sushan English. I could not honestly, even as a joke, recommend somebody to work there. Even if I hated that person! [mod edit] is a pathological liar and a cheat. She is a bully, and uses her large Iranian family....

    Re: WARNING!! Alifa Sushan English Language Centre, Shenyang, China (views: 2535)

    Online (Online) - Thu, 16 Aug 2007
    Posted by greenlantern

    I was a former employee and would like to get in contact with you. I know where you're coming from, it was an awfully run school. ....

    Re: WARNING!! Alifa Sushan English Language Centre (views: 2425)

    Online (Online) - Tue, 12 Feb 2008
    Posted by leenalou

    I wish I'd seen this article sooner! I went to work at this school earlier this year. After only a month I realized that Suzanne Scruggs simply was not "on the up-and-up." The school is poorly run, has no a.c., the supplies are all rundown, and the people are unorganized. She's completely unprofessional as is her Chinese staff. The Chinese manager spoke no English and the Chinese teachers were cliquish and hard to work with. Several tea....

    Job Seeking (views: 2106)

    - Online - Fri, 03 Aug 2007 Posted by Cathy

    I've been currently looking for a job, something that I can do from home. I’m a full time mother of two girls, and I don’t have time to have a job away from home. I've been looking around at a few possibilities; I’ve found one but I’m not sure. The Rise Group International, http://www.therisegroup.com has anyone heard of them, or involved with them. If you could get back to me ASAP that would be great. ....

    Re: Job Seeking (views: 2040)

    Online (Online) - Fri, 03 Aug 2007
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    "The RISE Group is a product evaluation and marketing firm that is focused on building wealth & wellness for all of our members. We strive to learn more about the nutritional products that are offered on the market and provide our evaluator community excellent alternative income opportunities. Our members get paid cash for filling out surveys online and providing us with valuable feedback about the products we send them." When I was younger, I re....

    Canadians and TEFL in Korea (views: 2136)

    - Online - Wed, 18 Jul 2007 Posted by eigoman

    Canadians are still going to Korea to teach English in huge numbers. A fraction of those are doing it illegally, risking deportation and jail time by obtaining employment with fake degrees. The argument used to be that young Canucks had little choice given the economy at home but surely that isn't the case anymore. Jobs abound in Alberta and British Columbia, jobs that pay more than TEFL in Korea. There is obviously more to the attraction than mo....

    Re: Canadians and TEFL in Korea (views: 2120)

    Online (Online) - Sat, 28 Jul 2007
    Posted by Guy Courchesne

    "There is obviously more to the attraction than money. Why are people still risking arrest to teach where they shouldn't?" I've always placed the blame on TESOL course providers in Canada and recruiters. If someone wants to run a little test, find as many course providers in Canada as you can and contact them asking about how one can get to teach in Korea without a degree. I'll wager many will be much more interested in getting the course fee tha....

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